Titanic & Lunenburg - 7.5 hours - $350 for minivan and tour operator
Tours are private and are priced per vehicle.
A tour of the R.M.S Titanic tragedy sites associated with Halifax including
narration and opportunities for photography.
You will visit three cemeteries that have one hundred and fifty
Titanic tragedy victim burials and one cemetery that has one Titanic
tragedy survivor burial. Also, you will visit nineteen other sites where
you may get out of the vehicle and photograph, time permitting.
Lunenburg was settled in 1753 with German, Swiss, and French immigrants.
Lunenburg is famous for its waterfront, fishing industry, vessel building,
Lunenburg had a large 'banks' fishery, inwhich sailing vessels traveled
200-400km/150-250mi to fish on the ocean. Circa 1900 the Lunenburg
'banks' fishery had 180 vessels which employed 2000 fishers.
Hundreds of wooden sailing vessels were built in Lunenburg. Four famous
vessels are as follows : 1) Bluenose, built in 1921, a fishery schooner which
became a racing champion, 2) Bounty, in 1960 the 'Bounty 'was launched
as a replica of the HMS Bounty for the MGM film 'Mutiny on the Bounty',
3) Bluenose II, built in 1963 as a replica of the original Bluenose which sank
in 1946, 4) HMS Rose, a replica of the Royal Navy warship during the
American War of Independence, was built in 1976 for the USA bicentenary
celebrations and was used for the 2003 film 'Master and Commander'.
Lunenburg's 'Old Town' is a good example of British settlement in North
America. It's historic buildings and homes date back to the 1760's. In 1995
the United Nations declared Lunenburg's 'Old Town' area a UNESCO World
Heritage site (there are 469 World Heritage sites of which 12 are in Canada).
There are about four hundred 'Old Town' buildings.
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